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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
CHELSEA COLLEGE: Social Work Studies Student Records
Level of description
Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
39 archive boxes


Name of creator(s)

Chelsea College Department of Sociology and Psychology

Administrative / Biographical history

A social studies course was first introduced in 1941 at the then Chelsea Polytechnic to help train Red Cross and civil defence workers for social work after the war. This led to the creation in 1970 of the Department of Sociology and Psychology that aimed to cover work in social and behavioural sciences, including a postgraduate course in Social Work Studies and a two-year MSc course, which also led to the Certificate of Qualification in Social Work. The Department Sociology and Psychology was closed at the end of 1983.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Chelsea College Social Work Studies MSc student files, 1976-1983 (Ref: CDS/FP). Information typically contained includes correspondence; details of work placements, including placement reports; references; assessments; coursework, including essays, dissertations, case studies; examination scripts. The records also contain a small quantity of administrative material including reports of examiners' meetings and student-related finance (Ref: 1987/CDS).

System of arrangement

Organised chronologically and then alphabetically within years.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by appropriate College staff at the discretion of the Director of Archive Services.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to appropriate College staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Department of Social Work Records (Ref: 1987/CDS).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues; H Silver and S J Teague eds, Chelsea College - A History (London, 1977); Chelsea College Prospectuses (Ref: C/SYL); Chelsea College Annual Reports (Ref: C/RPT1). Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

March 2002

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  • Academic standards
  • Economics of education
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational finance
  • Educational levels
  • Educational quality
  • Educational supervision
  • Examination boards
  • Examination marks
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Student evaluation
  • Universities

Corporate names

  • Chelsea College, Department of Sociology and Psychology
  • King's College London College Archives

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